General practitioner follow-up in older patients after an emergency department admission

This paper of a study looking at the interface between emergency departments and general practice in older people was published in Australian Family Physician. (PDF)

Watson B, Tam CWM, Pellizzon B, Ban L, Doan H. General practitioner follow-up in older patients after an emergency department admission. Australian Family Physician 2017 7/01;46:521-6.

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The Informatics Capability Maturity of Integrated Primary Care Centres in Australia

This paper on the informatics capability of primary care centres offering integrated models of care was just published online in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. (PDF)

Liaw S-T, Kearns R, Taggart J, Frank O, Lane R, Tam CWM, et al. The informatics capability maturity of integrated primary care centres in Australia. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2017;105:89-97.

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Can research that is not intended or unlikely to be published be considered ethical?

This paper on research ethics was published in the June 2017 edition of Australian Family Physician (PDF).

Barton C, Tam CWM, Abbott P, Hall S, Liaw S. Can research that is not intended or unlikely to be published be considered ethical? Australian family physician 2017 6/01;46:442-4.

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Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care – Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach

etohscreeningevidenceThis clinical article on alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care was published in Australian Family Physician (PDF).

Tam CWM, Knight A, Liaw S-T. Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care – Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach. Australian Family Physician 2016 10/01;45:767-70.

GP Unit authors: Michael Tam,  Andrew Knight, Siaw-Teng Liaw

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Patients’ acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration

SNAPvariationsThis paper looking at the variation in patient acceptance of SNAP risk factor enquiry by GPs was published in Australian Family Physician (PDF)

Tam CWM, Zwar N, Hespe C. Patients’ acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration. Australian family physician 2016 5/01;45:340-1.

Full results from extended analysis here: http://vitualis.com/?page_id=1148

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Ethical considerations in recruiting primary care patients to research studies

barton-afpThis paper on the ethics of recruiting primary care patients into research was published in Australian Family Physician. (PDF)

Barton C, Tam CWM, Abbott P, Liaw S. Ethical considerations in recruiting primary care patients to research studies. Australian family physician 2016;45:144-8.

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